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« on: December 26, 2006, 11:52:50 am »

For Immediate Release               CONTACT:    Paul Slavik
December 18, 2006               PHONE:   310-717-9674                                                                           EMAIL:   paulslavik@nohvcc.org

Route Designation Workshop
For Land Managers, OHV Enthusiasts and Other Stakeholders

March 8 – 11, 2007

Clarion Resort on the Lake
4813 Central Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
501-525-1391

USFS Personnel    -  Thursday, March 8, 8AM - 5PM
-  Friday, March 9, 8AM - 1PM

Public       -  Saturday, March 10, 8AM - 5PM
-  Sunday, March 11, 8AM - 3:30PM

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in cooperation with the Ouachita National Forest, is conducting a Motorized Route Designation Workshop in March, 2007 for agency personnel and other stakeholders. The purpose of this workshop is to assist the Forest Service and other stakeholders in effective implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule in their State. While the sessions on Thursday and Friday are designed primarily for Forest Service personnel and the sessions on Saturday and Sunday are designed primarily for the public, the sessions are open to all who want to attend and there is no charge. Continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM each day. Lunch and breaks will also be provided.
Registration is required on-line at:
https://conference.nohvcc.org/?EVENT&EVENTCODE=010193-18&PASSWORD=4718&template=rdwAR

Or you may visit www.nohvcc.org and click on the “Forest Service OHV Route Designation Workshops and Database” link to register.

Arkansas registration deadline is February 26, 2007. For questions about registration contact Ann Vance at 800-348-6487 or e-mail avance@nohvcc.org .

NOHVCC has secured a limited number of rooms at the Clarion Resort on the Lake, 4813 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71913, phone 501-525-1391. These rooms are on a first come basis at the single rate of $87.00, or the double rate of $97.00 + tax per night. Ask for the NOHVCC room block. Deadline for this rate is January 24, 2007. After that date, call for price and availability.

This national workshop series is sponsored by the Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA), the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA). Coordination of the workshops is provided by the NOHVCC. Design of the workshop sessions was a collaborative effort by professional trail consultants, ARRA, MIC, SVIA, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC), United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), and NOHVCC, with input from USFS trail managers.

The Agency Workshop objectives are:

•   To develop a better understanding of the needs and concerns of OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders in implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule
•   To improve the quality and the sustainability of trails, trail systems and areas through the implementation process
•   To improve OHV enthusiast and other stakeholder input and support for the implementation process
•   To increase partnerships between the USFS, the OHV industry, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders
•   To facilitate better communication between the USFS, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders

OHV Enthusiasts and Other Stakeholders Workshop objectives are:

•   To develop an understanding of the FS Travel Management Rule
•   To help OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders become more active in route designation decisions
•   To help OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders understand how to improve the quality and sustainability of trails, trails systems and areas through the implementation process
•   To increase partnerships between the USFS, the OHV industry, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders
•   To facilitate better communication between the USFS, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council is a non-profit educational foundation.  For information regarding NOHVCC and its workshop programs visit its website at www.nohvcc.org.   
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Carla Boucher, Attorney
United Four Wheel Drive Associations
P.O. Box 15696
Chesapeake, VA  23328
(757) 546-7969
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